Thursday, December 2, 2021

Texas

Texas governor bans all vaccine mandates

This sets him up for a clash with President Joe Biden who last month called on businesses nationwide to order their workers to be vaccinated or lose their jobs.

US court allows Texas to resume ban on most abortions

Advocates of a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy have called on Congress to enshrine the right to abortion in federal law to protect it from any possible reversal by the Supreme Court.

US Justice Department sues Texas over abortion law

Attorney-General Merrick Garland says the Texas act is 'clearly unconstitutional'.

Anti-mask mandate Texas governor tests positive for Covid

Greg Abbott's office says he is in good health and is not experiencing any symptoms.

US court rules Facebook can be held liable for sex trafficking on its platform

Three women who say they were forced as teenagers into prostitution by online abusers will now be allowed to go forward with a suit against Facebook.

Over 150 staff at US hospital fired or quit over vaccine ruling

One of them says she has chosen not to get vaccinated as she 'only has a 1% change of dying from the virus', among other reasons.

Judge dismisses vaccine lawsuit from US hospital workers

Judge rules that Texas law only protects employees from refusing to commit a crime, and 'receiving a Covid-19 vaccination is not an illegal act'.

Health workers in US state suing hospital that required vaccinations

They say the hospital's demand is illegal so long as the available vaccines have received only emergency-use authorisation from US health authorities.

Texas declares official disaster over effects of ‘open-border’ migrant crisis

Open-border policies have allowed dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers, and deadly drugs like fentanyl to pour into border communities, says the governor.

US state to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Texas already has some of the most liberal gun laws in the country and has more than 1.6 million handgun licence holders.

Biden says gun violence epidemic ‘has to stop’ as Texas shooting hits headlines

Biden calls shootings in the US an 'international embarrassment'.

Bizarre suicide note from Bangladeshi brothers in US who slaughtered their family

The Instagram suicide note began by saying, 'Hey everyone, I killed myself and my family.'

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